I don’t know if I’ll be getting to Part Deux of the Q&A anytime soon.  The last one was a little…wordy (I know, you’re shocked), so I need to think about the next one a little more before I write & post it. Today’s topic is trials (just like it says in the title!  AMAZING, … Read more

The Purpose of the Barbell

OK, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about exercise and suffering.  Because they go together, you know.  Anyway, I was thinking that some forms of exercise have multiple purposes.  For instance, walking can also serve to take you places, or show you pretty things.  Sports can also be competitive (if you like that sort of … Read more

Happy Quote

Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin. — John Lubbock This quote has become one of my main life mottoes. As regular readers and those who know me already know, I suffer from chronic depression. However, in general, I think I have a much better attitude than I did 10, 15, 20 … Read more


It has been an odd month. I won’t go into details about the 3 people I know whom I have found out have cancer/probable cancer. But it’s freaking me out. They are all young — one is just eleven — but it’s making me feel old and scared and very, very mortal. The thing that … Read more